War and Peace

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War and Peace

By Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy; Constance Garnett (Translator); A. N. Wilson (Introduction by)

Modern Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345472403, 1424pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2004

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is seen clearly in the multitude of fully realized and equally memorable characters that populate this massive chronicle. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual's place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad To read him . . . is to find one's way home . . . to everything within us that is fundamental and sane.

About the Author
A. N. Wilson is an award-winning novelist, biographer, and journalist, and the author of "God s Funeral" and the biographies "C. S. Lewis," "Paul," and "Jesus." He lives in London."

Praise For War and Peace

“There remains the greatest of all novelists—for what else can we call the author of War and Peace?”
—Virginia Woolf